The Two Noble Kinsmen
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Enter Palamon and his Knightes pyniond; Iaylor,Enter Palamon and his knights pinioned, with Gaoler, TNK V.iv.1.1
Executioner &c. Gard.executioner, and a guard of soldiers TNK V.iv.1.2
PALAMON 
Ther's many a man alive, that hath out liv'dThere's many a man alive that hath outlived TNK V.iv.1
The love o'th people, yea i'th selfesame stateThe love o'th' people; yea, i'th' selfsame state TNK V.iv.2
Stands many a Father with his childe; some comfortStands many a father with his child; some comfort TNK V.iv.3
We have by so considering: we expireWe have by so considering. We expire, TNK V.iv.4
And not without mens pitty. To live still,And not without men's pity; to live still, TNK V.iv.5
Have their good wishes, we preventHave their good wishes. We preventprevent (v.)forestall, anticipateTNK V.iv.6
The loathsome misery of age, beguileThe loathsome misery of age, beguile TNK V.iv.7
The Gowt and Rheume, that in lag howres attendThe gout and rheum, that in lag hours attendattend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go withTNK V.iv.8
attend (v.)await, wait for, expect
beguile (v.)cheat, deceive, trick
rheum (n.)
old form: Rheume
catarrh, headcold, coughing and spluttering
lag (adj.)late-coming, last, closing
For grey approachers; we come towards the godsFor grey approachers; we come towards the godsapproacher (n.)one who approachesTNK V.iv.9
grey (adj.)aged, senescent, very old
Yong, and unwapper'd not, halting under CrymesYoung and unwappered, not halting under crimescrime (n.)
old form: Crymes
sin, offence, wrong-doing
TNK V.iv.10
halt (v.)limp, proceed lamely
unwappered (adj.)
old form: unwapper'd
unexhausted, fresh, energetic
Many and stale: that sure shall please the godsMany and stale; that sure shall please the godsstale (adj.)ancient, long-standing, antiquatedTNK V.iv.11
Sooner than such, to give us Nectar with 'em,Sooner than such, to give us nectar with 'em, TNK V.iv.12
For we are more cleare Spirits. My deare kinsemen.For we are more clear spirits. My dear kinsmen,clear (adj.)
old form: cleare
pure, spotless, faultless
TNK V.iv.13
Whose lives (for this poore comfort) are laid downe,Whose lives for this poor comfort are laid down, TNK V.iv.14
You have sould 'em too too cheape.You have sold 'em too too cheap. TNK V.iv.15.1
1. K.FIRST KNIGHT 
What ending could beWhat ending could be TNK V.iv.15.2
Of more content? ore us the victors haveOf more content? O'er us the victors havecontent (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happinessTNK V.iv.16
Fortune, whose title is as momentary,Fortune, whose title is as momentarytitle (n.)possession, lordship, dominionTNK V.iv.17
As to us death is certaine: A graine of honourAs to us death is certain; a grain of honour TNK V.iv.18
They not ore'-weigh us.They not o'erweigh us.overweigh (v.)
old form: ore'-weigh
outweigh, exceed, prevail over
TNK V.iv.19.1
2. K.SECOND KNIGHT 
Let us bid farewell;Let us bid farewell, TNK V.iv.19.2
And with our patience, anger tottring Fortune,And with our patience anger tottering fortune,tottering (adj.)
old form: tottring
wavering, vacillating, fluctuating
TNK V.iv.20
Who at her certain'st reeles.Who at her certain'st reels.certain (adj.)
old form: certain'st
steady, settled, fixed
TNK V.iv.21.1
reel (v.)
old form: reeles
waver, become unsteady, turn suddenly
3. K.THIRD KNIGHT 
Come? who begins?Come, who begins? TNK V.iv.21.2
Pal.PALAMON 
Ev'n he that led you to this Banket, shallE'en he that led you to this banquet shall TNK V.iv.22
Taste to you all: ah ha my Friend, my Friend,Taste to you all. (To Gaoler) Aha, my friend, my friend,taste (v.)act as taster, make trial [as if by taste]TNK V.iv.23
Your gentle daughter gave me freedome once;Your gentle daughter gave me freedom once;gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kindTNK V.iv.24
You'l see't done now for ever: pray how do'es she?You'll see't done now for ever. Pray, how does she? TNK V.iv.25
I heard she was not well; her kind of illI heard she was not well; her kind of illill (n.)illness, malady, afflictionTNK V.iv.26
ill (n.)trouble, affliction, misfortune
gave me some sorrow.Gave me some sorrow. TNK V.iv.27.1
Iaylor.GAOLER 
Sir she's well restor'd,Sir, she's well restored, TNK V.iv.27.2
And to be marryed shortly.And to be married shortly. TNK V.iv.28.1
Pal.PALAMON 
By my short lifeBy my short life, TNK V.iv.28.2
I am most glad on't; Tis the latest thingI am most glad on't; 'tis the latest thinglatest (adj.)last, finalTNK V.iv.29
I shall be glad of, pre'thee tell her so:I shall be glad of. Prithee tell her so; TNK V.iv.30
Commend me to her, and to peece her portionCommend me to her, and to piece her portioncommend (v.)convey greetings, present kind regardsTNK V.iv.31
piece (v.)
old form: peece
complete, make up, improve
portion (n.)dowry, marriage gift, settlement
Tender her this.Tender her this. TNK V.iv.32.1
He gives Gaoler his pursetender (v.)offer, give, presentTNK V.iv.32
1. K.FIRST KNIGHT 
Nay lets be offerers all.Nay, let's be offerers all. TNK V.iv.32.2
2. K.SECOND KNIGHT 
Is it a maide?Is it a maid?maid (n.)
old form: maide
virgin, unmarried woman
TNK V.iv.33.1
verily (adv.)in truth, truly, indeed
Pal.PALAMON 
Verily I thinke so,Verily I think so; TNK V.iv.33.2
A right good creature, more to me deservingA right good creature, more to me deservingdeserving (adj.)deserving of gratitude, meritoriousTNK V.iv.34
Then I can quight or speake of.Than I can quite or speak of.quite (v.)
old form: quight
[= requite] reward, repay, recompense
TNK V.iv.35.1
All K.ALL THREE KNIGHTS 
Commend us to her.Commend us to her. TNK V.iv.35.2
They give their purses.They give their pursesrequite (v.), past forms requit, requited
old form: requight
reward, repay, recompense
TNK V.iv.36
Iaylor.GAOLER 
The gods requight you all, / And make her thankefull.The gods requite you all, and make her thankful. TNK V.iv.36
Pal.PALAMON 
Adiew; and let my life be now as short,Adieu; and let my life be now as short TNK V.iv.37
As my leave taking.As my leave-taking. TNK V.iv.38.1
1. K.FIRST KNIGHT 
Leade couragiour Cosin.Lead, courageous cousin. TNK V.iv.38.2
1. 2. K.SECOND KNIGHT 
Wee'l follow cheerefully.We'll follow cheerfully. TNK V.iv.39
Lies on the Blocke. A great noise within crying,Palamon lies on the block. A great noise within, crying TNK V.iv.40.1
run, save hold: Enter in hast a Messenger.‘ Run! Save! Hold!’ Enter in haste a Messenger TNK V.iv.40.2
Mess.MESSENGER 
Hold, Hold, O hold, hold, hold.Hold, hold, O hold, hold, hold!hold (v.)stop, cease, hold onTNK V.iv.40
Enter Pirithous in haste.Enter Pirithous in haste TNK V.iv.40
Pir.PIRITHOUS 
Hold hoa: It is a cursed hast you madeHold, ho! It is a cursed haste you made TNK V.iv.41
If you have done so quickly: noble Palamon,If you have done so quickly. Noble Palamon, TNK V.iv.42
The gods will shew their glory in a life.The gods will show their glory in a life TNK V.iv.43
That thou art yet to leade.That thou art yet to lead. TNK V.iv.44.1
Pal.PALAMON 
Can that be, / WhenCan that be, when TNK V.iv.44.2
Venus I have said is false? How doe things fare?Venus I have said is false? How do things fare?fare (v.)go, happen, turn outTNK V.iv.45
false (adj.)unfair, unjust, double-crossing
Venus (n.)Roman goddess of beauty and love
Pir.PIRITHOUS 
Arise great Sir, and give the tydings eareArise, great sir, and give the tidings ear TNK V.iv.46
That are most early sweet, and bitter.That are most early sweet and bitter.early (adv.)at the outset, at first hearingTNK V.iv.47.1
Pal.PALAMON 
WhatWhat TNK V.iv.47.2
Hath wakt us from our dreame?Hath waked us from our dream?list (v.)listenTNK V.iv.48.1
Pir.PIRITHOUS 
List then: your CosenList then. Your cousin, TNK V.iv.48.2
Mounted upon a Steed that EmilyMounted upon a steed that Emily TNK V.iv.49
Did first bestow on him, a blacke one, owingDid first bestow on him, a black one, owingowe (v.)own, possess, haveTNK V.iv.50
Not a hayre worth of white, which some will sayNot a hair-worth of white, which some will sayhair-worth (n.)
old form: hayre worth
hair's worth
TNK V.iv.51
Weakens his price, and many will not buyWeakens his price, and many will not buyprice (n.)value, worth, importanceTNK V.iv.52
weaken (v.)lower, reduce, lessen
His goodnesse with this note: Which superstitionHis goodness with this note – which superstitionnote (n.)characteristic, trait, distinctive featureTNK V.iv.53
Heere findes allowance: On this horse is ArciteHere finds allowance – on this horse is Arciteallowance (n.)acknowledgement, admission, confirmationTNK V.iv.54
Trotting the stones of Athens, which the CalkinsTrotting the stones of Athens, which the calkinscalkin (n.)raised edge of a horse-shoe [which prevents the horse slipping]TNK V.iv.55
Did rather tell, then trample; for the horseDid rather tell than trample, for the horsetell (v.)count out, number, itemizeTNK V.iv.56
Would make his length a mile, if't pleas'd his RiderWould make his length a mile, if't pleased his riderlength (n.)stride, distance [in leaping]TNK V.iv.57
To put pride in him: as he thus went countingTo put pride in him. As he thus went counting TNK V.iv.58
The flinty pavement, dancing as t'wer to'th MusickeThe flinty pavement, dancing as 'twere to th' music TNK V.iv.59
His owne hoofes made; (for as they say from ironHis own hooves made – for, as they say, from iron TNK V.iv.60
Came Musickes origen) what envious Flint,Came music's origin – what envious flint,envious (adj.)malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmityTNK V.iv.61
Cold as old Saturne, and like him possestCold as old Saturn and like him possessedSaturn (n.)Roman god of seed time and harvestTNK V.iv.62
With fire malevolent, darted a SparkeWith fire malevolent, darted a spark, TNK V.iv.63
Or what feirce sulphur else, to this end made,Or what fierce sulphur else, to this end made,sulphur (n.)fire, fiery substance, hellfireTNK V.iv.64
I comment not; the hot horse, hot as fireI comment not; the hot horse, hot as fire,comment (v.)speculate, conjecture, give an opinionTNK V.iv.65
Tooke Toy at this, and fell to what disorderTook toy at this, and fell to what disordertoy (n.)foolish dislike, silly aversionTNK V.iv.66
fall to (v.)begin to do, abandon oneself to
His power could give his will, bounds, comes on end,His power could give his will – bounds, comes on end,end, an / onupright, verticalTNK V.iv.67
power (n.)force, strength, might
Forgets schoole dooing, being therein traind,Forgets school-doing, being therein trainedschool-doing (n.)
old form: schoole dooing
training, instruction, discipline
TNK V.iv.68
And of kind mannadge, pig-like he whinesAnd of kind manage; pig-like he whinesmanage (n.)
old form: mannadge
management, handling, control [especially of a horse, as a result of training]
TNK V.iv.69
At the sharpe Rowell, which he freats at ratherAt the sharp rowel, which he frets at ratherrowel (n.)
old form: Rowell
small sharp wheel at the end of a spur
TNK V.iv.70
Then any jot obaies; seekes all foule meanesThan any jot obeys; seeks all foul means TNK V.iv.71
Of boystrous and rough Iadrie, to dis-seateOf boisterous and rough jadery to disseatdisseat, dis-seat (v.)
old form: dis-seate
unseat, throw, remove
TNK V.iv.72
jadery (n.)
old form: Iadrie
behaviour typical of an ill-tempered hack
His Lord, that kept it bravely: when nought serv'd,His lord, that kept it bravely. When naught served,bravely (adv.)splendidly, worthily, excellentlyTNK V.iv.73
serve (v.)
old form: serv'd
be of use, render service, be an advantage [to]
When neither Curb would cracke, girth breake nor diffring plungesWhen neither curb would crack, girth break, nor differing plungesdiffering (adj.)
old form: diffring
different, varying, diverse
TNK V.iv.74
curb (n.)controlling chain or strap passed under a horse's jaw; check, restraint
girth (n.)saddle-securing belt around the body of a horse
Dis-roote his Rider whence he grew, but thatDisroot his rider whence he grew, but thatdisroot (v.)
old form: Dis-roote
dislodge, displace, remove
TNK V.iv.75
He kept him tweene his legges, on his hind hoofesHe kept him 'tween his legs, on his hind hooves TNK V.iv.76
on end he standsOn end he stands,end, an / onupright, verticalTNK V.iv.77
That Arcites leggs being higher then his headThat Arcite's legs, being higher than his head, TNK V.iv.78
Seem'd with strange art to hang: His victors wreathSeemed with strange art to hang; his victor's wreath TNK V.iv.79
Even then fell off his head: and presentlyEven then fell off his head; and presentlypresently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceTNK V.iv.80
Backeward the Iade comes ore, and his full poyzeBackward the jade comes o'er, and his full poisepoise (n.)
old form: poyze
weight, heaviness, load
TNK V.iv.81
jade (n.)
old form: Iade
worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
Becomes the Riders loade: yet is he living,Becomes the rider's load. Yet is he living; TNK V.iv.82
But such a vessell tis, that floates but forBut such a vessel 'tis that floats but for TNK V.iv.83
The surge that next approaches: he much desiresThe surge that next approaches. He much desires TNK V.iv.84
To have some speech with you: Loe he appeares.To have some speech with you. Lo, he appears. TNK V.iv.85
Enter Theseus, Hipolita, Emilia, Arcite,Enter Theseus, Hippolyta, Emilia, and Arcite carried TNK V.iv.86.1
in a chaire.in a chair TNK V.iv.86.2
Pal.PALAMON 
O miserable end of our allianceO miserable end of our alliance!alliance (n.)kinship, relationship, friendshipTNK V.iv.86
The gods are mightie Arcite, if thy heart,The gods are mighty. Arcite, if thy heart, TNK V.iv.87
Thy worthie, manly heart be yet unbroken:Thy worthy, manly heart, be yet unbroken, TNK V.iv.88
Give me thy last words, I am Palamon,Give me thy last words. I am Palamon, TNK V.iv.89
One that yet loves thee dying.One that yet loves thee dying. TNK V.iv.90.1
Arc.ARCITE 
Take EmiliaTake Emilia, TNK V.iv.90.2
And with her, all the worlds joy: Reach thy hand,And with her all the world's joy; reach thy hand.reach (v.), past form raughtgive, hold outTNK V.iv.91
Farewell: I have told my last houre; I was false,Farewell; I have told my last hour. I was false,tell (v.)count out, number, itemizeTNK V.iv.92
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
Yet never treacherous: Forgive me Cosen:Yet never treacherous; forgive me, cousin. TNK V.iv.93
One kisse from faire Emilia:One kiss from fair Emilia –  TNK V.iv.94.1
She kisses him TNK V.iv.94
Tis done:'Tis done. TNK V.iv.94.2
Take her: I die.Take her; I die. TNK V.iv.95.1
He diesbrave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellentTNK V.iv.95
Pal.PALAMON 
Thy brave soule seeke Elizium.Thy brave soul seek Elysium!Elysiummythological location of heavenTNK V.iv.95.2
Emil.EMILIA 
Ile close thine eyes Prince; blessed soules be with thee,I'll close thine eyes, prince; blessed souls be with thee! TNK V.iv.96
Thou art a right good man, and while I live,Thou art a right good man, and while I live TNK V.iv.97
This day I give to teares.This day I give to tears. TNK V.iv.98.1
Pal.PALAMON 
And I to honour.And I to honour. TNK V.iv.98.2
Thes.THESEUS 
In this place first you fought: ev'n very hereIn this place first you fought; e'en very here TNK V.iv.99
I sundred you, acknowledge to the godsI sundered you. Acknowledge to the godssunder (v.)
old form: sundred
separate, split up, part
TNK V.iv.100
Our thankes that you are living:Your thanks that you are living. TNK V.iv.101
His part is playd, and though it were too shortHis part is played, and though it were too short TNK V.iv.102
He did it well: your day is lengthned, and,He did it well; your day is lengthened, and TNK V.iv.103
The blissefull dew of heaven do's arowze you.The blissful dew of heaven does arrouse you.arrouse (v.)
old form: arowze
sprinkle, bedew, water
TNK V.iv.104
The powerfull Venus, well hath grac'd her Altar,The powerful Venus well hath graced her altar, TNK V.iv.105
And given you your love: Our Master MarsAnd given you your love; our master MarsMars (n.)Roman god of warTNK V.iv.106
Hast vouch'd his Oracle, and to Arcite gaveHath vouched his oracle, and to Arcite gavevouch (v.)make good, uphold, supportTNK V.iv.107
The grace of the Contention: So the DeitiesThe grace of the contention; so the deitiescontention (n.)quarrel, dispute, strifeTNK V.iv.108
grace (n.)success, favourable outcome, fortune
Have shewd due justice: Beare this hence.Have showed due justice. Bear this hence. TNK V.iv.109.1
Pal.PALAMON 
O Cosen,O cousin, TNK V.iv.109.2
That we should things desire, which doe cost usThat we should things desire which do cost us TNK V.iv.110
The losse of our desire; That nought could buyThe loss of our desire! That naught could buy TNK V.iv.111
Deare love, but losse of deare love.Dear love but loss of dear love! TNK V.iv.112.1
Thes.THESEUS 
Never FortuneNever fortune TNK V.iv.112.2
Did play a subtler Game: The conquerd triumphes,Did play a subtler game: the conquered triumphs, TNK V.iv.113
The victor has the Losse: yet in the passage,The victor has the loss; yet in the passagepassage (n.)combat, contest, fight [= passage of arms]TNK V.iv.114
The gods have beene most equall: Palamon,The gods have been most equal. Palamon,equal (adj.)
old form: equall
fair, equitable, evenhanded
TNK V.iv.115
Your kinseman hath confest the right o'th LadyYour kinsman hath confessed the right o'th' lady TNK V.iv.116
Did lye in you, for you first saw her, andDid lie in you, for you first saw her, and TNK V.iv.117
Even then proclaimd your fancie: He restord herEven then proclaimed your fancy; he restored herfancy (n.)
old form: fancie
love, amorousness, infatuation
TNK V.iv.118
As your stolne Iewell, and desir'd your spiritAs your stolen jewel, and desired your spirit TNK V.iv.119
To send him hence forgiven; The gods my justiceTo send him hence forgiven. The gods my justice TNK V.iv.120
Take from my hand, and they themselves becomeTake from my hand, and they themselves become TNK V.iv.121
The Executioners: Leade your Lady off;The executioners. Lead your lady off; TNK V.iv.122
And call your Lovers from the stage of death,And call your lovers from the stage of death,stage (n.)platform, dais, standTNK V.iv.123
lover (n.)companion, comrade, dear friend
Whom I adopt my Frinds. A day or twoWhom I adopt my friends. A day or two TNK V.iv.124
Let us looke sadly, and give grace untoLet us look sadly, and give grace unto TNK V.iv.125
The Funerall of Arcite, in whose endThe funeral of Arcite, in whose endin (prep.)atTNK V.iv.126
The visages of Bridegroomes weele put onThe visages of bridegrooms we'll put onvisage (n.)face, countenanceTNK V.iv.127
visage (n.)outward appearance, aspect, air
And smile with Palamon; for whom an houre,And smile with Palamon; for whom an hour, TNK V.iv.128
But one houre since, I was as dearely sorry,But one hour since, I was as dearly sorry TNK V.iv.129
As glad of Arcite: and am now as glad,As glad of Arcite, and am now as glad TNK V.iv.130
As for him sorry. O you heavenly Charmers,As for him sorry. O you heavenly charmers,charmer (n.)enchanter/enchantress, worker of charmsTNK V.iv.131
heavenly (adj.)divine, celestial
What things you make of us? For what we lackeWhat things you make of us! For what we lack TNK V.iv.132
We laugh, for what we have, are sorry still,We laugh; for what we have are sorry; still TNK V.iv.133
Are children in some kind. Let us be thankefullAre children in some kind. Let us be thankful TNK V.iv.134
For that which is, and with you leave disputeFor that which is, and with you leave disputedispute (n.)disputation, argument, debateTNK V.iv.135
That are above our question: Let's goe off,That are above our question. Let's go off,question (n.)questioning, interrogation, examinationTNK V.iv.136
And beare us like the time.And bear us like the time.bear (v.), past forms bore, borne
old form: beare
behave, look, conduct [oneself]
TNK V.iv.137
Florish. Exeunt.Flourish. Exeunt. TNK V.iv.137
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